THE ECONOMIC TIMES -WOMENtrepreneurs Empowerment Summit

Prelude to the India International Trade Fair ,2014,The Economic Times brought together a handful of women who are entrepreneurs in their fields .
Member of Parliament Ms Meenakshi Lekhi opened the session pinpointing the various small business opportunities the government provides to rural women in order to earn a small sum of Rs10,000 a month .Mushroom farming and some business ideas which required minimum investment were highlighted during the session .Ex-IAS officer Ms Rita Menon shared her experiences of how rural Indian women are masters of balancing work and home like their educated urban counterparts .
Mr Gautam Sen from the Times of India was the only male speaker at the event .
The session concluded with real interaction amongst women who expressed their industry blocks and obstacles with the Member Of Parliament .
As a social entrepreneur ,working on community life and environment I was honoured to be part of the brainstorming session .

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MYSTIC ART ….exhibition of paintings

The asian Age ‘MYSTIC LIFE ” an exhibition of paintings by senior artist Shri Kant Dubey at the Lalit Kala Academy was inaugurated by the legendary Shahnaz Hussain .Member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi also graced the occasion .Bold colors spoke volumes about the mind of the artist and strokes defining his thoughts ,the exhibition was a scintillating experience !Ratan Kaul, Preeti Johar, Kavita Ashok ,Sunanyna Malhotra,Anju Kumar ,Patsy Mandy and Niladri Paul were amongst the few guests .